to 2007 Reports
passage rather than a leisurely trip on the bridlepath from Slonk Hill
Farm to New Erringham Farm yeilded just one Small
Tortoiseshell Butterfly. A Swallow
flew over the farm.
spectacular male Ring Ouzels
were seen on on Thundersbarrow Hill (TQ 227
091) at midday.
large population of Red Star Thistle,
calcitrapa, was seen on Southwick Hill (TQ
hurried out of the way walk (mostly, it was slightly uphill and the terrain
was bumpy) from Slonk Hill Farm to New Erringham Farm (north of Shoreham)
produced 300+ male Common Blues,
two Brown Argus Butterflies(mating
flight 100 metres west of the stables), a single Small
Tortoiseshell (the only butterfly by the
Browns and the occasional Gatekeeper.
interesting observation was the path by Mossy Bottom Barn had a puddle
of mud and water and this attracted 150 of the Common
Blues (all males seen). There was no dung
so they must have been attracted for the moisture from the parched downs,
next to grazing fields covered in Ragwort.
The path sides had a continuous record of Common
Blues. No Chalkhill
Blues were observed.This is the area good
for Wall Browns
but none were seen on a sunny day. I did not have time to visit Mill
Butterfly & Large Moth List 2005
blue Emperor Dragonfly
flew over the New Erringham Farm fields.
Butterfly Flight Times
first Painted Lady Butterflies,
in the Adur area this year, were seen on the farm track (north of Shoreham-by-Sea)
between New Erringham Farm and Southwick Hill.
Butterflies: First Dates
List for the Day
to 2005 Southwick Hill Reports
TO THE REPORTS UP TO 2004
of Lancing (Ray Hamblett)
Notes for Lancing Ring